Rufus the Hawk

Page 3 Profile: Rufus, the bird-worrier of wimbledon

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Wimbledon 2013: Crowd favourite Andy Murray sweeps into second round

British number one advances in straight sets

Wimbledon 2013: How to mix it like Andy Murray (or at least conquer at the park)

Andy Murray has become a huge threat to the other plays in the ‘fab four’: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after his success in the past year and a half.

Monica Puig celebrates after defeating Sara Errani

Wimbledon 2013: Fifth seed Sara Errani first major casualty after shock win by Monica Puig

Fifth seed Sara Errani became the first major casualty of this year's Wimbledon as she was upset by teenager Monica Puig.

Laura Robson plays world No 10 Maria Kirilenko

Wimbledon 2013: Tough draw but Laura Robson's ready to face anything

Laura Robson was on a fast track to adulthood even before she won junior Wimbledon at the age of 14, but the British No 1 is having to fend for herself more than ever these days. Her parents, along with the dogs Robson had always missed when she was on the road, recently moved to Greece because of her father's work as an oil executive.

Andy Murray practises at Wimbledon before facing Benjamin Becker tomorrow

Wimbledon 2013: Andy Murray has the strength to bare teeth and soul at SW19

Scot has gone from zero to hero in eyes of the British public and can now take his place in history by winning Wimbledon

Wimbledon 2013: Talented juniors look to make the big step up

As child actors often find, early success doesn't always translate into achievement as an adult. For every Jodie Foster or Daniel Radcliffe, there's a Martin Lev (yes, who?) or a Rupert Grint. But when it comes to tennis, home fans must be hoping there's a direct line between junior and professional success as, of the British players at Wimbledon this year, four – Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund, Laura Robson and Heather Watson – have five juniors slam titles between them.

Laura Robson on her way to a straight-sets defeat

Laura Robson rues errors against Caroline Wozniacki

Laura Robson lost to the former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki for the second time in three weeks after succumbing in straight sets at Eastbourne.

Andy Murray celebrates hitting coach Ivan Lendl with the tennis ball during one of the Rally Against Cancer charity matches (live Brunskill/Getty Images)

Andy Murray admits there is 'a lot riding on Wimbledon'

The Scot is among the favourites to win the tournament

Andy Murray will play France's Jo-Wilfired Tsonga

Andy Murray feels his way back with a nervy show to reach semis

After victories over three of the game’s journeymen, Andy Murray faces a major step up in class here on Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships.

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Huge anticipation surrounded the first press conference since the self-proclaimed 'Special One' was announced as the Chelsea manager once again. He opened proceedings by telling reporters 'I'm the happy one'.

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The 'Special One' gives his first press conference since returning to Stamford Bridge

Kyle Edmund shows off his winner’s plate at Roland Garros

Kyle Edmund heads for Queen's fresh from Roland Garros glory

A previously forgettable French Open for Britain ended in hope for the future. In the absence of the injured Andy Murray there were no victories for Britons in either the men's or women's singles competitions, but Kyle Edmund left Roland Garros on Saturday night as the first British champion there for 31 years.

Maria Sharapova celebrates a semi-final win over Victoria Azarenka

Maria Sharapova: Forget history, I’m gunning for Serena Williams in French Open final

It is the sort of head-to-head record that might send a player on to the court believing the match was already lost, but Maria Sharapova insisted yesterday that she would not be thinking about the past when she faces Serena Williams in the final of the French Open here this afternoon.

Victoria Azarenka

French Open: Victoria Azarenka faces Maria Sharapova in first semi-final at Roland Garros

Third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus ended Russian 12th seed Maria Kirilenko's stern resistance 7-6(3) 6-2 to claim her maiden French Open semi-final spot on Wednesday.

David Ferrer celebrates reaching the semi-finals at the French Open

French Open: Ruthless David Ferrer crushes Tommy Robredo to reach semi-finals

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga now stands in the way of a place in the final

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